Fortynine Palms Oasis

A group of desert palms in a rocky canyon with the sunrise lighting up the far canyon wall.
Sunrise at Fortynine Palm Oasis

NPS / Emily Hassell

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Fortynine Palms Oasis is one of Joshua Tree National Park's desert oases. Located in the northern portion of the park, this oasis provides a refuge among the desert mountains. By providing a reliable source of water, this little oasis allows life to thrive in this seemingly harsh environment.

The oasis is reachable by the Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, a three mile out and back hike with 300 feet elevation gain in each direction. The trail is on compact dirt with an average grade of 8% and max grade of 27%.

This oasis is a sensitive biological area, please follow posted signs and do not enter the oasis as this is a crucial water supply for plant and wildlife.

Joshua Tree National Park

Last updated: April 15, 2021